RECONCILIATION IN THE PARK - Sunday 2nd June 2013
- Created: 12 May 2013
10am to 3pm
Sunday June 2nd 2013
Celebrate & recognise our unique Australian Aboriginal Culture
Daphne Yarram speaks on Constitutional Recognition - Waurn Ponds Library 30th April 2013
- Created: 04 March 2013
Join the conversation about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Constitutional recognition. Daphne Yarram, Board Member, National Congress of First People will speak about this next step for reconciliation, linked to history of Djillong - our local Aboriginal history.
Time: Tuesday 30 April 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Waurn Ponds Library
Recognise – 13th February 2013
The campaign launch connected with the passing of the Act for Recognition in Parliament: House of Representatives
Tanya Hosch - Recognise Deputy Campaign Director
“A movement is growing to recognise the long and impressive first chapter of Australia’s national story, and banish the lingering stain of discrimination from our Constitution; including the section that still says that the States can ban people from voting based on their race.”
Jason Grenville - CEO National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
“It’s a choice about whether we continue to live apart from one another, or we set off on the next chapter of our national story on a new footing of recognition and acknowledgement.”
Geelong Constitutional Recognition Project
- Created: 06 February 2013
GOFRG has received a grant from Reconciliation Australia to do a small local project to raise awareness about the potential referendum to change the Australian Constitution.
See the 'Recognise' website for updates on referendum activity - http://recognise.org.au/.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders Peoples Recognition Bill
- Created: 03 December 2012
On 28th November 2012 the Australian Government took an important step towards recognising Indigenous people in Australia’s Constitution with the introduction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 into Parliament.
This Act of Recognition provides an opportunity for Parliament to show its support and commitment to constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples.
Reconciliation in the Park, Sunday 27th May 2012
- Created: 20 April 2012
Held at Johnstone Park in Geelong, this annual event for National Reconciliation Week was developed in partnership with Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op.
Activities included: local Aboriginal dancers, Uncle Herb Pattern playing the gum leaf, storytelling by Uncle David Tournier, basket making, emu egg carving, jumping castle, face painting, BBQ and the launch of the new 'Djillong' website -funded by Councillor Eddy Kontelj.
Art work was also on at the Geelong Art Gallery & Geelong Regional Library - by students from local schools: Whittington Primary, Newcomb Secondary, Western Heights College and Clonard College.
Thanks to our funders: City of Greater Geelong, Reconciliation Victoria, Reconciliation Australia, Ian Trezise MP, Richard Marles MP; with donations from: Geelong Trades Hall, St Josephs College, Barwon Water, Faggs Mitre 10, Bunnings.
'Djillong' website - information about the history of local Aboriginal communities and settlement: see http://www.djillong.net.au
GOFRG Movies for 2012
- Created: 12 March 2012
Venue: Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op
Lot 62 Morgan Street, North Geelong Victoria 3215
(please park outside the entrance, and follow the signs)
Time: 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening - see our blog for dates: http://geelongonefire.blogspot.com.au/
Cost: donations appreciated
All movies will include some discussion time afterwards.